Behind the Sermon | Everybody is a Neighbor

I’ve started a new experiment. I’ve been thinking of vlogging these last few weeks, and ultimately, after pouring over youtube, realized I wanted to start working through an honest week of sermon writing. I couldn’t find pastors regularly vlogging, so I am curious how this all works out. So without any added fanfare, here’s the first episode of Behind the Sermon. If you dig it, please subscribe on youtube.     And here is the sermon this week produced....

Chaos Killer | Productive Pastor 77

Do you ever feel like you’ve lost control? It’s time to conquer the chaos and become a chaos killer. Over the last few months, I’ve gotten a little too familiar with chaos and what it takes to climb out of it. But we aren’t going to talk about the dirty side, instead, I am going to share with you what it means to capture the chaos and keep it contained (so it can never come get you.) Front Matter It’s about doing, not tweaking by Carl Pullein This is a fantastic article on Medium (one of my new favorite content sites). The biggest takeaway we can all grab from it is realizing in this new world shipping, instead of perfection, reigns. My new youtube channel: Chad Brooks In this, I’m sharing a little more about life (alongside my wife Meredith). I already have two ironman texas vlogs and a timelapse or two up. Chaos Killer Chaos is in a direct relationship to capacity. When your capacity is hit to it’s maximum, in any area, and pushes pass it, then chaos invades your entire life and slowly begins to take it over. Like the raptors in Jurassic park, it is finding the weakest link in your defense system. Once in, it is capable of taking down the strongest place in your life. There are three posts of chaos keeping: space, schedule, and soul. Each of these forms a protective element to keep those chaos raptors from destroying your life and sneaking in. The 7 habits of Unproductive Pastors | PP58 Space What do the physical spaces of your life look like? They serve...

Talking with God (with Adam Weber) | Productive Pastor 76

I am super excited to share my conversation with Adam Weber today. Adam is the lead pastor of Embrace Church. And he just wrote his first book! It is a fantastic, accessible book on prayer. I love it. Front Matter I’m hustling along on the premium content for my sermon worksheet. If you want to jump on the early bird mailing list, you can do so right here. Plus I give you the last beta version of the sheet. My friend Danielle left a great review of the podcast on iTunes. Thanks, Danielle. Talking with God (with Adam Weber) On the journey with prayer. prayer as a last resort. 5 years in when I started. In the season of “back-patting.” The relationship of external prayer and deep internal desire. Instead of “I need your help” we run head first into fixing it ourselves. Prayer has to change at the heart level-not the mind level. I want to make a different but apart from you I can do nothing. Don’t wait until the bottom falls out. Wild stuff Intentional prayer life through the week. The power of walks. What does Sabbath look like? Friday-Saturday Physical space of sabbath. (walks and the front porch) Art of the sermon interview He preaches 28 times a year what breathes life into you and what takes life from you. Back Matter Adam’s interviews on The Threshing Floor Adam Weber, Church Planting, and being Missional | TTF 35 Adam Weber on Prayer | TTF 83 Buy a copy of Talking With God: What to say when you don’t know what to pray (amazon affiliate link)

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